1896 BLEACHING and CALICO-PRINTING - A PRACTICAL MANUAL with 114 FABRIC SWATCHES
BLEACHING and CALICO-PRINTING: A Practical Manual, by George Duerr and William Turnbull.
Published by Charles Griffin & Company, London, 1896. First Edition.
Hardcovers, brown pebbled cloth covered boards, gilt titles to the spine, blind stamp design and framing to the front cover, 6x9 inches (15x22 cm), 142 pages, plus 19 "Pattern Sheets".
Contains 114 FABRIC SWATCHES mounted on the 19 pattern sheets at the rear. ALL the fabric swatches are present.
Illustrated with 23 in-text illustrations and three folding plates.
GOOD condition: The covers have some wear at the spine ends and a touch at the corner tips; internally, there is a bit of waviness to the upper corner area of the front free endpaper and the half-title page, the front inner hinge is splitting for an inch at the top and 2 inches at the bottom but is tight and holding well, and one of the fold-open plates has a long closed tear that has been repaired and reinforced with clear tape on its blank backside; otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.
Rare 1896 first edition complete with all 114 fabric samples. (Beware the numerous computer generated reprints and copies lacking fabric samples.)